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Estrous Scent, Calling Are Drawing Bucks

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Estrous Scent, Calling Are Drawing Bucks

In his stand early, Chad Foster had just settled in when he heard footsteps from behind. Two bucks were approaching. They caught his scent, however, and they ran off, snorting as they went. Half an hour later, two more bucks approached from the same direction. It appeared that the bucks were smelling the doe-in-estrous scent he used. But again the bucks did not like something, and they snorted as they ran off. All of this was due to the swirling winds of November in Crawford County, Pa.

After a half-hour Foster bleated three times with a bleat can, then blew a couple of tending grunts. After a minute one of the bucks that had just run off came back.

“He worked into about 20 yards broadside when I shot and took both lungs out with a chisel tip two-blade Rage broadhead,” says Foster, shown above with his buck. “The tracking job was easy because he only went 50 yards after I hit him.”

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